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System Properties Comparison HBase vs. STSdb

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NameHBase  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelWide column storeKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score39.34
Rank#26  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score0.26
Rank#320  Overall
#46  Key-value stores
Websitehbase.apache.orggithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationhbase.apache.org
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetSTS Soft SC
Initial release20082011
Current release2.3.4, January 20214.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC#
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
Windows
Data schemeschema-free, schema definition possibleyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateoptions to bring your own types, AVROyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.no
Secondary indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoCoprocessors in Javano
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)no
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACno

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